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Ancient Egypt, 3500 years of history, from 3100 BC right through Roman times. These millennia are divided up into kingdoms, and then subdivided into dynasties and each of these can have any number of rulers or pharaohs. It gets bewildering.

And then there is the plethora of gods. Horus, Amun, Osiris, Isis, Hathor, Heth, Ptah, Anubis - the list goes on. (Pictured here is Sobek, the crocodile god.)

Luxor (Ancient Thebes), where we stayed for the month of February, had its heyday through the 18th and 19th Dynasty of the New Kingdom, from 1550 to 1150 BC. There were 16 rulers during this time, Tutankhamen was one, but his reign was toward the end and it was short.

I'm not an egyptologist, so I'm not going to go into any great detail about who did what and when. I'm just going along for the amazing ride and hope you'll enjoy it as well.